The New Pornographers have shared a new video for “Dancehall Domine”, one of the tracks appearing on their latest LP, Brill Bruisers. Here, directors Leblanc + Cudmore take the performance-centric formula and give it a unique spin, inserting the band into several unique settings, each distinguished by a certain plot device or visual aesthetic. From ballerinas to vintage black and white to something akin to a cheesy Rebel Without a Cause remake, the resulting visuals emphasize the very meta components of the music video/TV/movie spectrum. If all that’s a bit too overwhelming for you, just enjoy all the shiny, shiny colors.
In a statement, Cudmore said, “Sometimes I like watching the b-roll or behind the scenes or outtakes on DVDs and Blu-ray. ‘Dancehall Domine’ is meant to feel like a whole bunch of those clips sort of strung together as if they’re taken from some fucked up Italian or French musical maybe. Or a bunch of fragments from films like that—thrillers, bad romances, in one case we’re clearly referencing Clouzot’s famous L’enfer tests. We even have the man himself in there!”
Watch it below.
Later this week, The New Pornographers will embark on their latest tour in support of Brill Bruisers. The North American jaunt runs through early December and includes an appearance at Treasure Island Music Festival. Consult the full schedule here.